2018 Green Freight Forum



 GFA Director Jessica Kipp welcomes participants and shares updates on GFA's programs

GFA Director Jessica Kipp welcomes participants and shares updates on GFA's programs


The GFA 2018 Forum took place on 27 September 2018 in Singapore. The theme “Dealing with Key Constraints to the Adoption of Green Freight Practices and Technologies”, looked at key challenges for the industry and identify how to boost the adoption of sustainable road freight practices in the Asia-Pacific. 

The event entails presentations on enabling policies, programs and technologies to foster green freight, and available green financial schemes from governments. GFA also launched its inaugural GFA Awards - the GFA Label Achievement Award and the GFA Ambassador Award - and introduced the first green freight sticker for vehicles.

Close to 100 executives – industry experts, sustainability professionals, supply chain executives, technology providers, and policymakers - discussed green freight concerns, shared their knowledge and experiences and proposed ideas on how to advance sustainable road freight embedding Green Freight Asia's role. 

To see the presentation materials, photos, and results of the break-out session, please click here.

Panel Discussion

 The panel on Technology and Green Freight lead by Mr. Michael Groom, Transport Excellence, DHL Thailand answers queries on telematics' return of investments, energy efficiency and obstacles in implementing telematics to fleet.  The panelists include (from right) Taywin Kongchandee, Senior Sales Manager, Volvo Trucks Hub South East Asia, Wong Jing Jie, Head of Logistic Solution, Logisfleet and Boyong Wang, Strategic Partnerships Director, Smart Freight Centre.

The panel on Technology and Green Freight lead by Mr. Michael Groom, Transport Excellence, DHL Thailand answers queries on telematics' return of investments, energy efficiency and obstacles in implementing telematics to fleet.

The panelists include (from right) Taywin Kongchandee, Senior Sales Manager, Volvo Trucks Hub South East Asia, Wong Jing Jie, Head of Logistic Solution, Logisfleet and Boyong Wang, Strategic Partnerships Director, Smart Freight Centre.

Breakout Session

 Breakout session:  What are the challenges and solutions in technology adoption and how can GFA help?   These participants shared that the main challenges are cost of technologies, lack of infrastructure (ICT and road) and engaging and convincing the trucking companies to go green.  Possible solutions include gain-sharing, collaboration and data transparency.

Breakout session: What are the challenges and solutions in technology adoption and how can GFA help?

These participants shared that the main challenges are cost of technologies, lack of infrastructure (ICT and road) and engaging and convincing the trucking companies to go green.

Possible solutions include gain-sharing, collaboration and data transparency.

  What are the difficulties in financial schemes and how can GFA help?   The group shared that the application process for current financial schemes are complicated, there is lack of clarity on return on investment which is essential in applications and banks are hesitant to give lower interest rates without government support.  GFA can help by matching members to potential financial guarantor and by providing data on savings from green freight programs or technology.

What are the difficulties in financial schemes and how can GFA help?

The group shared that the application process for current financial schemes are complicated, there is lack of clarity on return on investment which is essential in applications and banks are hesitant to give lower interest rates without government support.

GFA can help by matching members to potential financial guarantor and by providing data on savings from green freight programs or technology.